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New York’s Portable Recycling Plant Highlights a Micro-Manufacturing Future

While some manufacturers are going big, others are looking to small, self-sustaining microfactories as a more sustainable way to build things.

01/12/2021

Civic Tech: Citizens Drive Environmental and Climate Protection with Public Data, Apps and Platforms

With citizen-owned digital tools, environmental data and government knowledge can become part of the common good and starting point for change.

29/11/2021

Solar-Powered Food: Study Reveals Microbial Proteins Could Lead the Way in a Sustainable Future for Food

A new study has revealed edible proteins which are much more efficient and sustainable than traditional staple crops. But does the world have an appetite for powdered microbial proteins?

06/09/2021

Off University: The Free Online University Created by Exiled and Blacklisted Academics

When authoritarian regimes clamp down on freedoms, academics are often the first targets. Now, suppressed academics have teamed with international universities to create a platform that allows their voice to continue to be heard.

16/07/2021

Papilio: A Wind-Powered Street Light That Only Works When You Need It

Conventional electric street lights not only use up energy - they're also a source of light pollution, affect local biodiversity and can reduce quality of life for city dwellers. A new design for a wind- powered, motion-detecting street light might…

15/07/2021

This Innovative Skylight Provides Electricity, Clean Water and Lighting for Informal Settlements

People living in informal settlements across the world often go to dangerous lengths to secure clean water and electricity. A new skylight can provide both - safely, using just normal seawater. 

10/03/2021

Turning a Water Plant Plague Into Useful Biochar

An organisation has developed a process to produce biochar from the invasive water hyacinth. The so-called C2C biochar destroys weeds, improves soil yield, protects the climate and generates new sources of income for communities.

11/11/2020

New Experiment Could Pave the Way for Practical, Affordable Nuclear Fusion

Many researchers consider nuclear fusion as inevitable, but will be simply be too expensive for some? A new experiment looks to make it more practical.

31/10/2020

SkyTruth: Using the Power of Satellites to Hold Oil, Fracking and Fishing Companies to Account

With a focus on oil spills, natural gas fracking and illegal fishing networks, SkyTruth’s work empowers NGOs and members of the public to become watchdogs with a bird’s eye view.

26/10/2020

Heart Aerospace: An All-Electric, Zero Emissions Aircraft Set to Take Off in 2026

Heavy jet liners need vast amounts of fuel to take off and maintain flight, making them by far the least sustainable form of travel. A new Swedish startup believes that a future of completely electric flight could be on the horizon.

01/10/2020

LivingPANELS: New Green Wall Technology to Tackle the Heat Island Effect

A new type of "green wall" with a modular, simple to install design, a fully automatic irrigation system and much more - this is the result of a new European research project, and a promising step forward in much-needed urban adaptation to the…

22/09/2020

Dronecoria: Open Source DIY Drones on a Mission to Boost Reforestation

A Spanish startup has developed an open source drone kit that wants to help speed up reforestation efforts across the globe.

02/09/2020

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